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Detour (2016)

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A young law student blindly enters into a pact with a man who offers to kill his stepfather, whom he feels is responsible for the accident that sent his mother into a coma.

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Michael
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Frank
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Law student and all round good guy, Harper, suspects that his scheming step-father, Vincent, is responsible for the car crash that sent his mother into a coma. Drowning his sorrows one evening in a seedy L.A whiskey bar, Harper is interrupted by a tough looking redneck called Johnny Ray who offers to 'take care' of his step-dad for the cool sum of US$20,000. Angry, intent on revenge and fuelled by alcohol, Harper agrees to the deal and spends the rest of his evening downing shots with Johnny Ray. The next morning, Harper awakes to the mother of all hangovers with hazy memory of the previous night's events. Answering a knock at the front door, he is surprised to find Johnny Ray and his beautiful but distant girlfriend, Cherry, ready and waiting to drive to Vegas to kill Vincent. Harper's claims that he was drunk and didn't know what he was doing mean nothing to Johnny Ray who is more threatening than ever in the cold light of day. Harper quickly realises that there is no easy way out; ...

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Rated R for some strong violence, sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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20 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gyilkos kitérő  »

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Opening Weekend:

$145 (USA) (20 January 2017)

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$145 (USA) (20 January 2017)
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Contains a spoiler for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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The front end of Ford Mustang alternates between 1972 and 1973 model years. See more »

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Johnny Ray: Don't regret the things you do. Just the things you don't.
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After the first credits, the police officer can be seen dancing on the festival. See more »

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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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NIGHT IS ON MY MIND
Performed by Oliver
Courtesy of Fools Gold
By arrangement with The Greater Goods Co
Written by Oliver Goldstein / Vaughn Oliver
(c) Published by Prescription Songs LLC
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd - Pulse Recording Songs, administered by BMG Rights Management UK Ltd., a BMG Company (c) 2013
Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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A really fun ride!
21 January 2017 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

A film that plays with time in a fun way, with great direction by Christoper Smith, fantastic cinematography by Christopher Ross, and really believable acting by Tye Sheridan and the rest of the cast. I loved this film, but I thought it could have been better paced. The film sometimes slows down quite a bit, especially in the first half of the film. I feel that 4-5 minutes could have been cut. But that didn't really hurt the film to much, it was a great ride with a story that was really interestingly told. It's not a new way to tell a story but it's a fun take on the "Pulp fiction" time line story telling. So if you want a really fun ride with great filmmaking then watch Detour! So I'd say watch it and enjoy!


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